Danish badminton player V. Axelsen Juegos was born on January 4, 1994. He won the Olympic gold medal in 2020 and the world championship in 2017 and 2022.
He became the first European to ever win a singles title at the World Junior Championships in 2010, defeating Kang Ji-wook of South Korea in the final.
In 2016, 2018, and 2022, V. Axelsen Juegos won the European Championship.
V. Axelsen Juegos Secures a Shot at Olympic Gold at Tokyo 2020
The defending world champion advances to the men’s singles final after beating the No. 16 seed from Guatemala, Kevin Cordon.
With a victory, V. Axelsen will fulfil a lifelong ambition and become an Olympic champion.
The Dane advanced to the Tokyo 2020 gold medal match with a victory over Kevin Cordon of Guartemala in the semi-finals, putting an end to the Central American’s miraculous run of wins at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza.
Even though V. Axelsen Juegos was the fourth seed in the tournament, he faced tough competition from Cordon, who was ranked number 59 in the world.
The two-time Pan Am Games champion held Axelsen on his toes in the opening game, with neither player able to build a lead of more than three points.
Cordon’s incredible strokes continued from the first game, as he kept it close throughout the second.
Tokyo Olympics: Denmark’s V. V. Axelsen Juegos Wins Badminton Gold to Break Asian Stranglehold
V. Axelsen Juegos of Denmark won the Olympic badminton gold on Monday in Tokyo, becoming the first non-Asian man to win the singles title since 1996.
By winning bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Axelsen followed in the footsteps of his compatriot Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen, who had previously been the only non-Asian winner since the 1996 Atlanta Games.
At the arena to see V. Axelsen Juegos equal his feat was Hoyer-Larsen, who is now the president of world badminton.
Chen, ranked sixth in the world, wanted to repeat Lin Dan’s success by defending his Olympic crown.
V. Axelsen Juegos kept his cool with the win in sight, but he cried uncontrollably when Chen missed the putt.
Tokyo’s Olympics 2020 have finally begun, over a year after they were supposed to start because of the lingering pandemic.
Numerous clips from the sports event have made it online, and they all manage to do the same thing: leave viewers speechless.
One such instance occurred during the final match between Badminton champion V. Axelsen and his opponent Chen Long. A photo from after the game shows them trading jerseys with each other.